The Center for German Studies at the European Forum of the Hebrew University was established in October 2007 as a joint initiative of the German Foreign Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Its goal is to promote through teaching and research the study of contemporary processes in German society, the role of Germany in the EU and in European integration, as well as in global economic, political, scholarly, cultural and artistic developments.
The Center draws on the expertise gained in the various departments and centers of the Hebrew University that have dealt with Germany in the past as a basis for further, updated, inter-disciplinary inquiry.
The Center for German Studies is integrated into the European Forum, a teaching and research framework at the Hebrew University that serves as epicenter for all the chairs, funds and foundations active within the university dealing with research and teaching on issues related to Europe or one of its states. The European Forum is a trans- and multidisciplinary institution operating under three Faculties: Social Sciences, Humanities and Law.